If you use Instagram regularly, you’re going to want to pay close attention to the app’s newest direct messaging feature, which is, well, a little bit shady. The update is making it even harder to keep your social media activity private, and some users aren’t exactly thrilled. If you, like a lot of people, missed the memo on this change, you’re probably wondering what exactly Instagram’s newest DM feature is.
Yesterday, Instagram quietly rolled out a new direct messaging feature that has many users less than thrilled. The update, which is a status activity notification in Direct, shows you when people you message or follow were last active on Instagram. With text that says things like “typing” or “active 7m ago,” it makes it harder than ever to keep your social media activity private. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only way Instagram may be compromising your privacy.
When it comes to awards shows, everyone pretty much knows about the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Golden Globes. But the SAG Awards? While the SAG Awards are one of the most prestigious in the industry, a lot of us aren’t exactly sure what they actually are. But don’t worry — we have all the intel so you’ll be prepped for this year’s show on Sunday, January 21st. Let’s start with the basics.
Everyone to Instagram: please put our feeds back in chronological order we hate the new algorithm.
Instagram: No but how about read receipts that we’ll quietly roll out so you can know every time someone ignores your DM
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".